We have been supporting CARDTS (Citizens Alliance for Rural Development and Training Society) in managing a welfare home for children in Kunigal since its founding days in 2007.
CARDTS provides financial support and assistance to orphans whose parents succumbed to AIDS or have been significantly affected by the disease, disabling them from carrying out their role as parents.
In 2007, CARDTS initiated SAMADAAN, a home for children affected by HIV, in Kunigal. This home caters to children who are non-positive but are orphaned by HIV. The organization is committed to provide care and support to children and educate these children. It is planned to Provide Care and educational support to at least 25 boys and 25 girls through this home. Presently, the home houses 60 children 33 boys and 27 girls who are in the age group of 6 to 18 years.
The welfare home we support is situated just a few kilometres away from our Kunigal factory. Over the years, the orphanage has grown to accommodate around 60 children. As a committed supporter, we also involve ourselves in a variety of other projects to improve the lives of these children by addressing needs related to facilities, housing, education, and recreational activities.
We are associated with Handicap International for more than 20 years and support the organisation’s cause by providing financial aid annually. Bernard Poupon, CEO of the Reitzel Group is the president of Handicap International Switzerland.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. The organisation responds to the individual needs of handicapped and vulnerable people across the globe, improves their living conditions and helps them to integrate into society.
Handicap International has established development programmes in more than 60 countries and has responded to numerous emergency situations. A network of eight national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK, USA) works tirelessly to mobilise resources, co-manage projects and spread the organisation’s principles and initiatives.